Meet The Pastor
Aaron Lapp and his wife Deirdre have been active in ministry since 2002 when God revealed Himself to them and basically blew their minds. By the power of the Holy Spirit, their lives were radically changed, and they knew from the very beginning that God was calling them to a purpose much bigger than themselves.
To be called by God is no small thing, and Aaron heard the call early in his walk to ‘teach the Bible to whomever wanted to hear it.’ Aaron and Deirdre hosted a small group Bible study in their home for many years. Following his small group teaching, Aaron was ordained a Pastor at Calvary Chapel in 2010. He imagined his future years of ministry in his home state of New York. But God had other plans.
God used a career in nonprofit fundraising to bring Aaron and Deirdre and their two daughters to Naples, Florida in September 2013. It was here that they learned the meaning of faithfulness.
As the Lapps settled into an entirely new life, even though Aaron didn’t know the plan, he knew that God was faithfully committed to him and his family and to the work that He had already prepared for them to do.
After attending a S.O.A.P. men’s discipleship group for a couple of years, in 2017 God called the Lapps to Calvary Chapel Naples. Little did he know that God had been preparing him all these years, gently and lovingly, to step into the role of Calvary Chapel Naples Campus Pastor.
January 2018 marked the 5 year anniversary of the establishment of Calvary Chapel Naples as a campus of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale. And, as God would have it, beginning January 1, 2018 the Naples Campus officially became Calvary Chapel Naples, Inc., an independent church plant.
As the Lapps begin to look ahead to a new year, Aaron is confident in God’s plan and provision, just as he was when he said yes to the call in 2002 to follow Him wherever He may lead. It is with this confidence along with a sense of anticipation that Aaron and his family have the courage to go forward in the spirit of Isaiah 43:19:
Behold, I am doing a new thing!
Calvary Chapel Naples
Pastor Aaron Lapp